Convening of the Legislature Parade

Date

Typically the last Friday of October/First Friday of November although dependant upon parliamentary cycle.

Location

Grounds of the Cabinet Building and Front Street Hamilton

Summary:

Parliament is convened by His Excellency The Governor on Cabinet Grounds at 1100 hrs.  The Bermuda Regiment provides a Guard of Honour on Front Street for the arrival and departure of His Excellency.  The Governor inspects the Guard of Honour and then dispatches Black Rod to summon the Members of Parliament.  His Excellency then reads the Throne Speech on behalf of the Government, outlining the planned programmes and legislation for the ensuing parliamentary year.

After His Excellency’s departure from the grounds of the Cabinet Building, the Members of Parliament will proceed to the House of Assembly.  The Guard, preceded by the Band and Corps of Drums, will march via Front Street, Queen Street, Church Street and King Street to the Fire Station.